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Partial solar eclipse today Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has said the country shall witness partial solar eclipse today. The eclipse begins at 8:42 am, said Committee Chairman Dr Ramchandra Gautam. The eclipse beginning from the direction between west and west-south continues till 11:31 am. People..

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Winners of world’s richest lottery ‘El Gordo’ celebrate Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

MADRID, (AFP): Winners of Spain's "El Gordo" lottery were celebrating Sunday after more than two billion euros were paid out as the lucky numbers were announced live on national television. "El Gordo", or "The Fat One", is the world's richest lottery, paying out millions of euros every year to..

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Number of bird species increasing in Shuklaphanta Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

KANCHANPUR: The number of species of birds in Kanchanpur-based Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) is increasing. SNP chief conservation officer Laxman Poudel said the number of species of birds has gone up in the park. The latest census (2019) concluded recently, the number of bird species here has..

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Nepal Literature Festival to take place on December 13-16 Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

POKHARA: The eighth edition of the IME Nepal Literature Festival is scheduled to take place on December 13-16 in Barahi Lakeside in Pokhara. The information was shared at a press conference organised jointly by the organisers, Bookworm Foundation and Random Readers Society here on Tuesday. On the..

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Nepal to call attention of COP-25 towards global warming issues Monday, December 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal is to draw attention of the 25th conference of parties (COP-25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change towards the direct negative impact of global warming as can be seen in the rapid melting of snow in the Himalayas. Minister for Forests and Environment,..

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China’s single women seek sperm donors overseas Thursday, December 5th, 2019

BEIJING, (AFP): Looking at page after page of childhood photos, Xiaogunzhu was drawn to an image of a French-Irish boy with smiling dark blue eyes. But she was not admiring her lover's family album, she was browsing a catalogue of potential sperm donors -- the 39-year-old is one of an increasing..

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Nepal’s mass animal slaughter begins despite outcry Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU, (AFP): The stench of raw meat hung in the air and pools of blood dotted the muddy ground on Tuesday as what is thought to be the world's biggest animal sacrifice swung into action in a remote area of Nepal. Efforts from activists and officials were expected to cut the death toll from..

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Daughter in admissions scandal returns to YouTube channel Sunday, December 1st, 2019

By ANDREW DALTON, LOS ANGELES (AP): Social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli on Sunday posted her first YouTube video since the arrest of her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, made her one of the most visible figures in the college admissions scandal that..

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Black Friday frenzy goes global – and not everyone’s happy Friday, November 29th, 2019

By ANGELA CHARLTON and SYLVIE CORBET, PARIS (AP): People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Russia, or South Africa - but they do shop on Black Friday. The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it’s prompting a backlash from..

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Ramesh BG elected president of National Folk Song Academy Sunday, November 24th, 2019

KASKI: The seventh general convention of the Rastriya Lok Tatha Dohori Geet Pratishthan (National Folk and Duet Song Academy Nepal) has elected Ramesh BG as the president for the next term. The general convention was held in Pokhara from November 22 to 24. BG outpaced his closest contender for the..

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Warrior Balabhadra Kunwar remembered in Nalapani

Rajendra Bista, Dehradun, (INDIA): Every year, Dehradun folks organize various events at Nalapani Fort in Uttarakhand State of India in November to mark the gallantry of Balabhadra Kunwar. Balbhadra had commanded the Nepali military force against the British to protect the Nalapani Fort and the..

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Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degree Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

BRUSSELS, (AFP): Like many other nine-year-olds, Laurent Simons likes TV and his pet dog. But he also wants to make artificial organs, and is about to get the qualifications to set him on his way. The Belgian boy will in December receive a degree in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University..

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Nepal’s Weather: Local wind likely to bring light rainfall Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said some places in the eastern hilly region in the country will have light rains owing to local winds in the next 24 hours. Meteorologist Manju Basi shared that most the places in the country witnessed weather change because of local and..

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